澳新银行(ANZ Research)分析师在一份报告中指出，最近的交通数据显示，随着出行限制放松，游客纷纷上路。 TomTom的数据显示，欧洲15个城市的交通拥堵程度达到了新冠疫情爆发以来的最高水平。
王佳晶 摘译自 Oil Now
Brent oil hits two-year high
Oil prices continued to rally align="justify"> Brent crude futures were up 32 cents, or 0.3%, at $72.42 a barrel at 0911 GMT, having earlier touched $72.83, the highest since May 20, 2019. Brent rose 1% align="justify"> U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures climbed 18 cents, or 0.3%, to $70.23 a barrel, after rising to as high as $70.62, highest since Oct. 17, 2018. WTI prices climbed 1.2% align="justify"> “The widespread faith that oil demand growth will trend significantly higher in the second half of the year is paving the way forward for the price rally,” PVM analysts said.
Recent traffic data suggests travellers are hitting the roads as restrictions ease, ANZ Research analysts said in a note, pointing to TomTom data which showed traffic congestion in 15 European cities had hit its highest since the coronavirus pandemic began.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecast fuel consumption growth this year in the United States, the world’s biggest oil user, would be 1.49 million barrels per day (bpd), up from a previous forecast of 1.39 million bpd.
In another bullish sign, industry data showed U.S. crude oil inventories fell last week.
Stockpile data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration is due on Wednesday at 1430 GMT.